Q.Can I take a Citracal product with my medications?

A.Prior to taking a Citracal product with medications, we recommend that you speak with a health care professional.

Q.What if I have medical conditions?

A.Your health care provider is in the best position to make this decision with you as he/she will know your personal needs. Prior to taking a Citracal product, we recommend that you speak with a health care professional regarding your specific condition.

Q.Will my medications block the absorption of Citracal products?

A.Check with your doctor or pharmacist. They will be able to advise you if your medication will block the absorption of a Citracal product.

Q.Can I take a Citracal product during pregnancy?

A.As with any dietary supplement, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, contact your doctor before using a Citracal product.

Q.Can I take Citracal products with a multivitamin?

A.We suggest you check with your doctor or pharmacist to advise you if a Citracal product combined with your vitamin regimen will exceed the upper limits of calcium intake. There is no additional benefit of taking more than 2,000 mg per day.

Q.Why do Citracal products contain vitamin D?

A.Vitamin D helps the body absorb and use calcium more effectively.

Q.Do Citracal products contain gluten?

A.We do not add any gluten to our products. However, we cannot guarantee that they are 100% gluten free.

Q.How much calcium do I need?

A.This is a quick guide to help you determine how much calcium (in milligrams) you should be getting daily:

table Institute of Medicine, 2011

Q.What is Osteoporosis?

A.The World Health Organization defines osteoporosis as a generalized skeletal disorder of low bone mass (thinning of the bone) and deterioration in its architecture, causing susceptibility to fracture.

Q.What is Osteopenia?

A.Osteopenia is a reduction in bone mineral density. Bone mineral density is rated with a "T-score." A "normal" T-score is -1.0 or higher. Osteoporosis is defined as a T-score of -2.5 or lower, and osteopenia is a T-score between -1.0 and -2.5.